Eight months after the first vaccinations

Spain reaches 70% of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19

News - 2021.9.1

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Spain has today reached 70% of the Spanish population fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Specifically, 33,376,693 people, 70.3 % of the population, have been fully vaccinated, while a total of 36,533,328 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

This is according to the latest 'Vaccination Management' (GIV COVID-19) report, which includes the main results of the Vaccination Campaign in Spain up to Tuesday 31 August.

As reflected in the GIV COVID-19, a total of 73,950,982 doses of the four authorised vaccines have been delivered in Spain, of which 66,130,220 (89.4 %) have already been administered.

Among the age groups above 40, 92.2 % are fully vaccinated, 100% in the 80+ age group; 98.4% in the 70-79 age group; 95.6 % in the 60-69 age group; 91.6 % in the 50-59 age group; and 83.6 % in the 40-49 age group.

On the other hand, 67.7 % of the population aged 30-39 years; 60.0 % of the 20-29 age group; and 32.2 % of those aged 12-19 years are fully vaccinated. In these three groups, 74.4 %, 73.0 % and 71.7 %, respectively, have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Statement by the President of the Government of Spain

On 6 April, President Pedro Sánchez announced that by the end of August Spain would have vaccinated 70% of its INE population, i.e. at least 33,215,556 people out of the country's current population of 47,450,795.

In addition, the president listed a number of other milestones, all of which were achieved prior to this accomplishment. Firstly, the number of people fully vaccinated exceeded the number of reported infections, and then successively reached 5, 10, 15 and 25 million people who had received two doses of one of the four vaccines authorised in Spain.

Success is also demonstrated by comparing Spain's vaccination rates with those of other countries. Spain is the country with the most people vaccinated with both one and two doses in the G20 and is the fourth EU country to reach the target of fully vaccinating 70% of its entire population (after Malta, Portugal and Denmark).

As the Minister for Health, Carolina Darias, explained yesterday in her appearance before the Health and Consumer Affairs Committee in the Spanish Lower House of Parliament, the road to achieving all these milestones, which she defined as "a national success", has not been without its difficulties.

The minister thanked all the people and institutions that make up our National Health System for their efforts and commitment. "Thank you very much for helping us to make our country one of the safest and best protected from COVID-19 and for contributing to an unprecedented social and economic recovery in our country," she said.

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